Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Yaaay...I've hit the big 2-5. I've lost 25 pounds as of this morning!!!! I'm soooo happy. I didn't think I would lose any weight this week, but I did. My boyfriend loves to eat out, so this weekend we went out twice....lol. We went to Texas Roadhouse on Friday night and Mimi's cafe on Saturday. I think I have been doing really well though. I am still counting my calories and my fat. He says that eating with me now isn't as much fun because it takes me so long to order, but I really weigh all my options. I, of course, still choose foods that I like, but now I might spend more time making comparisons, rather than making jump decisions. the one thing that kills me is the bread that they put on your table while you wait...especially at Texas Roadhouse. I am still drinking nothing but water and I am still staying away from hamburgers. I originally said that I would get a burger when I hit 25 pounds, but I feel so good about my loss that I don't want to fall off the wagon and get back in that habit.
The other thing is just wanting to eat....I'll sit around at night and just want to eat. I think it's because that's what I used to do. Now I have to try to keep my mind occupied...I've been chewing gum a little more than I have in the recent past. I used to be a really bad gum chewer, every since I was like 3 or 4. I would actually just suck on the gum until it lost flavor back then. Then when I got braces, I had to quit chewing gum for that year and a half, but once that was over, I went back to it with a vengeance. I used to chew at least a pack or 2 a week...and that's without having any during the school day. I think it slacked off when I went to college, but I still buy gum, but I'm not an everyday chewer. Lately, I've been chewing a lot more often...because I'll be wanting to eat...even when I've eaten and am full. So, I still have a ways to go to get where I want to be...but where I'm at right now feels reallly wonderfullly fantasitcallly great!!!!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I made it through Thanksgiving!!! I went over my calories by about 200, but I still didn't make it to 2000 so I think I did very good for a Thanksgiving day. In addition, I went to Old Navy today and bought a few items...including size Large shirts...down from my XL of this summer and XXL of the past. I also bought size 16 jeans....i'm usually an 18....and have been a 20. i haven't been a 16 since my senior year in high school...i've always been large. !!!
ps no sodas or tea since sep 7....no hamburgers or ground beef either!!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This morning, I hit the 20 pound mark. I can't believe it. In a little over 2 months, I have lost 20 pounds, just by putting down the sodas, the hamburgers, and walking with my mom!!!! I started the day after Labor Day. I have changed my habits considerably and I think that even after I make my goal...I still will keep many of these habits.
Honestly, I used to have such bad habits...there was even a point where I would by a fast food restaurant on the way home and then go over and eat a full dinner with my parents or my boyfriend and hide the bag so they wouldn't see it in my car. I love Hardee's Spicy Chicken w/o mayo and they're only $1. I would order not 1, but 2 of those, a medium fry (which is huge) and a medium sweet tea (which has to be at least 32 ounces). If I cooked a side for dinner(pasta, rice, or potatoes) or something, I would keep going back and dipping in the pot until I had finished it off by bedtime. Potatoes are still my strongest weakness; I still eat fries...but I only order the small!!!!! I didn't measure portions of anything, I just scooped it on my plate until I felt I had enough.
I am probably one of the few people who dislike a lot of the main breakfast foods...I can't stand sausage, eggs, or grits, so it was nothing for me to skip breakfast...or to eat unhealthy things for breakfast on the weekends. I grew up eating ramen noodles for breakfast....lol. I've always been a picky eater. I don't eat seafood...and I hate fat on meat. But what I do eat, I love and that's been my problem. I have no problems with fruits and vegetables; they just have never been my focus. I have never been overly particular about meat, either. I just love my starches: rice, pasta, and potatoes. But Sparkpeople has taught me that I can still eat those things....just not as much.
Sparkpeople has also taught me that I CAN drink water. I hated water with a passion...lol This coming from a science teacher who teaches on the importance of water on earth. I used to say...I have to have something to wash the taste of my food out of my mouth and water can't do it...lol. I drank flavored water for a while, used the packets of lemonade, too, but when I finally gave this thing a real try...I started drinking nothing but water.
I'm down 20 pounds...and I'm loving it!!!!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I bought a pair of shorts this summer that were a size too small...lol. I didn't wear them this summer, but I thought that they were cute and they were on sale...I couldn't pass them up. I could button them, but they pushed up my stomach....a muffin top. Well I am proud to say, my shorts fit, but....they are still a little bit tight around the thighs....something to work towards!!!!!!!!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Today, I got so many compliments on my weight loss. One of the teachers said she noticed it the other day and didn't get to say anything to me about it. I got asked about 3-4 times today how much weight I had lost. I was soooo happy!!!! It made me feel really good that it has become noticeable. My clothes are little bit looser as well!!! yaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!
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